Visa rules apply to all, even superstars - Gigaba

2015-11-25 12:13

If President Jacob Zuma has to respect the country's visa regulations, then surely a superstar such as Idris Elba, has to respect them too, says Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Home Affairs gets tough on late birth registrations

2015-10-13 21:16

The Department of Home Affairs wants to make late birth registrations more difficult so that it can to weed out chancers, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Fatima Chohan says.

Nine corruption scandals worse than Nkandla

2015-09-22 11:36

Trade union Solidarity has detailed nine corruption scandals that have cost the taxpayer much more than the R246m spent on the President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home.

People flooding into Europe no migration crisis - Gigaba

2015-09-10 14:00

The focus has been on migrants fleeing to Europe by sea but Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says huge numbers of overland migrants make their way to South Africa and other countries on the continent.

Bogus home affairs official arrested

2015-08-21 18:35

A man has been arrested for allegedly pretending to be a Home Affairs official and making fake IDs, Gauteng police say.

Home affairs trauma for Pretoria transgender woman

2015-08-19 16:01

A transgender woman has told of her trauma at being mistreated by home affairs officials in Centurion, who allegedly prevented her from applying for a gender change in her ID book.

Court rules in favour of asylum seeking children

2015-07-10 20:04

Foreign children who enter South Africa with a relative who qualifies as an asylum seeker should be added as dependents, says the Pretoria High Court

Home Affairs dealing with unabridged birth certificate backlog

2015-05-29 20:31

The Department of Home Affairs is left with 800 of the 4 000 applications for unabridged birth certificates to clear with two days to go until the new regulations for travelling with children is implemented.

Gigaba fingers crooked priests on false registrations

2014-09-28 14:40

Crooked priests, corrupt officials and dishonest traditional leaders are among those responsible for many foreigners worming their way onto the National Population Register, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

Court: Home Affairs disregarded rights

2014-09-23 12:56

Home Affairs officials acted with flagrant disregard for the human rights of Botswana national Edwin Samotse when they deported him, the North Gauteng High Court has ruled.


Home Affairs, varsities make provisions for foreign students

2015-10-29 15:32

Foreign students will be able to write exams in South Africa, despite dates being pushed back as a result of the #FeesMustFall campaign.

Forget home affairs queues - just pop into bank for ID smart card

2015-10-13 20:00

The Department of Home Affairs hopes its pilot "e-channel" service will allow people to pick up their ID smart cards at banks, putting a stop to endless queues outside its offices.

No intention to stop dual citizenship - ANC

2015-09-10 21:20

The ANC and government have not taken any decision to penalise anyone who has dual citizenship, the party's spokesperson Zizi Kodwa says.

He was brilliant – trans woman on Home Affairs official

2015-08-24 16:21

She’s long been on the receiving end of prejudice and ignorance but with a little personal help from Home Affairs, trans woman Juanita van Zyl came one step closer to realising her female self.

I'm not sir - trans woman to Home Affairs

2015-08-21 14:14

As Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba addressed department employees about service delivery, a Pretoria trans woman again complained about treatment she received from an official.

Cop goes an extra mile to help man get an ID

2015-07-16 19:08

A young Kagiso man, who almost killed himself after spending three years trying to get an ID book, can finally get on with his life after a policewoman in the Krugersdorp suburb went the extra mile.

Certified kids

2015-05-31 15:00

The department of home affairs has implemented new immigration regulations and amendments to the acts that came into effect in May last year.

SANDF raids case stands down for possible settlement

2015-05-12 13:32

Lawyers for Human Rights has asked that its urgent application relating to securing access to a group of people arrested during police and SANDF raids in Johannesburg be stood down for a possible settlement.

UK diplomats must apply for visas

2014-09-25 14:26

Holders of British diplomatic and official passports must apply for visas before travelling to South Africa, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

Govt: Dalai Lama visa being processed

2014-09-04 11:37

A visa application by the Dalai Lama for South Africa is still being processed and has therefore not been denied as has been reported, says the international relations and co-operation department.

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